Shelfari edited the description of Pastry Magic Monday, November 16, 2009.
Turn mouthwatering pastries into veritable works of art Pastry, in all its many forms and guises, can be highly decorative as well as delicious. Pastry Magic is an imaginative and original illustrated guide to pastry dishes, each of which is guaranteed to be the center of attention on any table, on any occasion. Experienced cook and food stylist Carol Pastor explains the simple techniques that can transform party snacks, starters, main courses and desserts into visual and gastronomic delights. Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, this book is packed with ideas to delight every creative home cook. More than 30 individual recipes, including salmon en croûte , traditional stargazy pie, pecan nut pie, latticed fruit tarts, and more Includes a special section on how to make fourteen different types of pastry, from delicate filo to mouthwatering French-style pâte sucrée Final section shows how to garnish a table with painted and glazed salt dough decorations CAROL PASTOR (United Kingdom) is a food stylist and culinary writer who has prior experience as a painter and illustrator. She has worked with many leading food photographers and cookery authors.